Originally Posted by JCPUser
All your points are interesting, but not really related to my point which was the validity of the source and why I think it is bs. People who are frustrated about bulldozer should rant about it elsewhere and not ruin every thread related to AMD. Again, all I explained was that I think AMD is not going to paper launch several places around globe three months before availability. That was the topic.
Now as for AMD's strategy it is the same one they used with the 6990 where they released benchmarks just days before launch and that card was a winner.
Look, I dunno if you play hold em but I do... so I apologize if this analogy doesn't work for you but to me Intel and AMD are like two poker players in a "heads up" match.
Intel is the big stack that can afford to play recklessly, throw in big money, tip their hand, etc -- whereas AMD is the short stack who has to fold every hand until they get two aces before pushing in all of their chips. They can't let anybody (Intel, potential Phenom buyers, shareholders, etc) know what they have because they are at so much of a chip disadvantage. They need the perfect poker face.
AMD is going to bet everything on bulldozer/llano, keep quiet until the last moment, and going to try to make a huge impact on the market and people's perceptions. Annoying for us, but they are just doing what they need to in order to compete against the giant Intel.
Funny you mention Poker, 'cuz I was just playing online.
Just because Intel is the big stack, doesn't mean they're reckless.
Intel says Sandy Bridge is a revenue risk:
They're playing their big stack well, and not spewing chips un-necessarily, and that's why it has taken AMD so many years to catch up, and as of right now, they're literally 2 generations behind.
I guess Intel holds different cards, since when they hit the flush on the turn. They didn't have to worry about AMD making a full house on the river.
Intel's "paper" launch, only came out a week before SB released. But they put out enough info out there to get people interested during the previous 4 - 5 months. People were excited for SB, they knew it was going to be great, the thread I linked you to proves it.
I understand AMD has to be hush hush about their release and everything, but really, when even their own employees can't give us a straight answer on things, and their potential customers are leaving to Intel, because they are sick of waiting, that's not really giving AMD an advantage.
The whole BD release has been plagued with delays, misinformation, and the frustrated people I speak about are their potential customers who aren't loyal to either brand, and will go to Intel at any time. Can't expect them to wait forever.
Like me, I started building a rig with a 1090T in it, by the time I was finished I ended up with Intel. I don't care what company I go with, so long as they give me the best performance.
SB has raised the bar real high for BD.
If they are betting everything on BD and it doesn't live up to the hype, what exactly are they gonna do next? Hopefully, their ALL-In with the Aces holds up. But as you know Aces against Kings don't always win.
Besides, they're not that big of favorites, since we don't know what cards they really are holding.Edited by 2010rig - 5/25/11 at 7:10pm